Ahhh, Bridal Showers...one of the infamous events before the big event. We Americans sure do like our events. Over the weekend, I went to the most extravagant Bridal Shower I have ever been to, and it was imperative to write about it...
On the one hand, I had a fun time celebrating with the bride and guests; on the other hand, I can't help but shake my head a little at the excess of our culture.
Call me scrooge, but I just can't justify spending a ton of money on what should be considered a pre-event. I mean, look at those sugar cubes...have you ever seen prettier sugar cubes in your life?
Jenny (the bride) laughed it off, as it was planned by her wedding-lovin' mother-in-law. Of course, there is no real harm in this kind of party; these things can be a good time! But it undoubtedly sets a precedent in our culture where we are constantly trying to out do each other. What has resulted is weekend-long bachelorette parties at luxury spas in place of raunchy-one night jaunts in dive bars. When did America become so...obnoxiously glamorized?
Don't think I'm a fan. And neither is my pocket book.
Although, I couldn't complain about the Chambord (Black Raspberry Liqueur)!